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RUNNING BACK SPOTLIGHT – Cole Barnhardt – Williams Valley

Written by: on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Cole Barnhardt, Williams Valley c.barnhardt

Height: 5-10

Weight: 180

40 Yard Dash: 4.7

Class of: 2014

GPA: 3.2

Position(s): RB

Jersey: # 27

Years with Varsity: 3-years

Starting experience: 3-years

2012 Stats: In 13 games, Cole rushed for 1,680 yards on 220 carries and 22 touchdowns. He caught 15 passes for 146 yards and one touchdown.

2012 Highlights: In his first game last year he rushed for 283 yards on 17 carries and five touchdowns against Minersville.

Honors: He broke four high school records: most touchdowns in a game, most rushing yards in a game, most rushing touchdowns in a season and most rushing yards in a season.


Coaches Q&A with Tim Savage: 

What has he done during the offseason?

“He has worked hard on speed and strength training this offseason. He is doing all the little things to get better. He is really driven to be the best tailback in our area.



What are his strengths?

“He is a shifty type of runner. He makes people miss him. He is very strong from the waist down. He runs hard and is never tackled by one runner. His greatest attribute is he ‘s very quick footed.



Cole is such a weapon for you. Are you going to try and get him more touches?

“Cole in the slot position at times. Cole will be all over the field this year. We like our chances when he touches the ball.”

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